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April 30, 2016


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


A Sales Video Some Folks E-Mailed Me


Colleen Coover Making A Bandette Cover


An Interview With Eraklis Petmezas


Sir Alfred No. 3 Previewed


CBS Sacramento On Jack Ohman
 
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Not Comics: Keith Burns Exhibition Report

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If I Were In Indiana, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

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Happy 55th Birthday, Andrew Mansell!

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everyone's favorite thing about everyone's favorite old-timey con
 
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Happy 41st Birthday, Ben Catmull!

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Happy 51st Birthday, Nat Gertler!

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Happy 51st Birthday, Greg Holfeld!

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April 29, 2016


Go, Look: Raul Burgos Paredes On Fumetto 2016

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VT Thomas, RIP

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Go, Look: Kill Six Billion Demons

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Go, Look: The Faerie Well

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Go, Look: Juliabe Illlustration

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Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

By Tom Spurgeon

* I was happy to witness the speed with which the Skin Horse comic met its initial goal. There's still something about a webcomic reaching out to its readership for support and receiving it that's fundamentally appealing on so many levels.

* one nice thing when webcomics have a print iteration is that it allows for the work to be reconsidered by a different audience and different set of critics. This is a light feature, but the three first choices are webcomics turned into print comics. It'd be nice if we were as quick to include webcomics experiences in all of the articles, but we're not there yet.

* finally, our condolences to Gary Tyrrell and his family.
 
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If I Were In Indiana, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Glendale, I'd Go To This

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through May 2016

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April 30
* If I Were In Indiana, I'd Go To This (Indiana Comic Con)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Chicago Zine Fest)

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May 1
* If I Were In Indiana, I'd Go To This (Indiana Comic Con)

May 3
* If I Were In Winnipeg, I'd Go To This

May 6
* If I Were In Minneapolis, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Minneapolis)

May 7
* If I Were Near A Comic Shop, I'd Participate In This (FCBD)
* If I Were In Minneapolis, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Minneapolis)

May 8
* If I Were In Minneapolis, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Minneapolis)

May 13
* If I Were In Des Moines, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Des Moines)
* If I Were Near Detroit, I'd Go To This (Motor City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Santa Cruz, I'd Go To This

May 14
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Des Moines, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Des Moines)
* If I Were Near Detroit, I'd Go To This (Motor City Comic Con)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Cupertino, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Pickerington, I'd Go To This (Big Comic Show)

May 15
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Des Moines, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Des Moines)
* If I Were Near Detroit, I'd Go To This (Motor City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Merced, I'd Go To This

May 21
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Linework NW)

May 22
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Linework NW)

May 26
* If I Were In Erlangen, I'd Go To This (Internationaler Comic Salon Erlangen)
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This

May 27
* If I Were In Erlangen, I'd Go To This (Internationaler Comic Salon Erlangen)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (Anime North)
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This (Festival BD de Montreal)

May 28
* If I Were In Erlangen, I'd Go To This (Internationaler Comic Salon Erlangen)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (Anime North)
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This (Festival BD de Montreal)

May 29
* If I Were In Erlangen, I'd Go To This (Internationaler Comic Salon Erlangen)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (Anime North)
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This (Festival BD de Montreal)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This (DIY Cultures)

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Events For June 2016 Onward Listed Here

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Go, Read: RC Harvey Writes About Bill Holman

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Sean Gaffney on Sword Art Online Vol. 7. John Seven on Renee.

* Saint Bryan profiles Colleen Frakes. Heidi MacDonald talks to Grant Morrison. Toussaint Egan talks to Paul Kirchner.

* not comics: March is optioned. I'm personally much more interested in a comics version of this story than an adaptation, but one of the goals of that project is to put that story in front of as many people as possible. There are not a lot of ways to do that without this kind of adaptation. Monetizing a project like this one is near-impossible, too, without this kind of move. I hope this iteration of the project is rewarding for the creators.

* Heidi MacDonald reports on a Frank Miller Dark Knight 3 cover that has angered people on-line. I like ugly, grotesque covers, but I'm not the audience for a DC comic book. I don't really know how DC approaches assignments like these, what they're thinking the reaction will be.

* finally, this is the first Simon Hanselmann comic I sent some friends to go read and my inbox won't shut up.
 
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Happy 57th Birthday, Oliver Vatine!

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Happy 31st Birthday, Jessica Campbell!

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April 28, 2016


Go, Look: Erin K Drew

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Go, Look: A Bunch Of Bill Yates Strip And Gag Work

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